Stock Image

West Essex; Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, and Roseland

POEKEL, Charles A.

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0738501417 / ISBN 13: 9780738501413
Published by Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, 1999
Used Condition: very good Soft cover
From Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

Heritage Bookseller
AbeBooks Member Since 1996

Quantity Available: 1

About this Item

Many Illus. 8vo, pr. wrs. (Charleston): Arcadia Publishing, (1999). Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 241186

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: West Essex; Essex Fells, Fairfield, North ...

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing, Charleston

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: paperback

Book Condition:very good

About this title


In 1702, a tract of land known as “Horseneck” was purchased by descendants of the Puritans from the Hackensack Indians for 130 pounds. The area, which consisted of over 13,500 acres of land, was located on the second Watchung Mountain from New York City. With conflicts between the Native American deeds and the grants from the East Jersey Proprietors who
represented the Crown, land disputes ensued and resulted in the “Horseneck Riots” in 1744. These riots occurred when a prominent Horseneck farmer, Samuel Baldwin, was arrested and thrown into the Newark Jail. Within a few hours, 300 angry Horseneck farmers marched into the jail and freed him. This represented the first successful resistance against British tyranny, more than 30 years before Lexington and Concord. From this territory and from these early settlers were born the four communities of West Essex―Essex Fells, Fairfield, North Caldwell, and Roseland. From the Dutch origins of Fairfield to the planned suburban development of Essex Fells to the farms and estates of North Caldwell and Roseland, West Essex provides a photographic glimpse of the area, featuring over 200 images, many of which
have never before been published. The impact of several important individuals is also noted, including Peter Van Ness, Willis H. Carrier, Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink, and Henry Becker.

About the Author:

Author Charles A. Poekel Jr. is a 35-year resident of Essex Fells and a lifelong resident of West Essex. He practices law in West Essex and New York City and currently serves as a member of the New Jersey State Historical Commission.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

We are a large retail store, with 6 floors of out-of-print and rare books, (including Americana, modern first editions, history of medicine and science), antique maps and prints, autograph manuscripts, letters & signatures.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All items are offered net, subject to prior sale.
Returns accepted within 7 days of receipt -- please contact us first.
Appropriate sales tax will be added for all New York State residents.

Argosy Book Store, Inc.
Benjamin Lowry
116 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

telephone 212-753-4455
fax 212-593-4784

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are estimates based on an "average" book weighing 2 pounds and measuring no more than 10 x 7 inches. If your book(s) are heavy and/or large, we may contact you to request extra shipping charges...

Media Mail (Book rate) is $8.00 for 1st volume and $2.00 for each additional volume.
Priority mail is $10.00 for 1st volume and $3.00 for each additional volume.
UPS is $12.00 for 1st volume, $4.00 for each additional volume.

Books of "average" size might be sent overseas via Global Priority Airmail for $25.00 each volume, but oversized or overweight books must be sent by other methods or carriers, and will almost certainly cost more, depending on the actual weight.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Bank/Wire Transfer